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I have two sentences:

1) Do something.
2) That (the action you performed) will make another thing happen.

I'm trying to combine these sentences into one, as they sound dumb to me when used separately. So far I think it should be like this:

Do something, which will make another thing happen.

but I'm not sure if it's correct.

EDIT: Actually, I'm asking for a general rule, but the specific example is:

Press the button. That will make a list with country names appear.
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    A specific example would be really helpful! – arbitrarystringofletters Oct 24 '15 at 19:27
  • As in "Risk your life that others may be saved? – deadrat Oct 24 '15 at 19:36
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    @deadrat I added an example. – tonso Oct 24 '15 at 19:40
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    @id256 "Press the button, and a list with country names will appear." – Elian Oct 24 '15 at 19:46
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    How about "Press the button to see a list of country names"? – Heath Oct 24 '15 at 20:02
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Given the example that you provided, there are a lot of constructions you could use (that will work for many other cases as well):

Pressing the button will make a list of countries appear.

Press the button in order to see a list of countries.

Press the button, and a list of countries will be displayed.

Press the button if you want to see a list of countries.

  • Press the button to see a list of countries. – Dan Oct 24 '15 at 21:21
  • Laugh, and the world laughs with you. – Edwin Ashworth Oct 24 '15 at 22:06
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Press the button, so u can see a list of countries

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    Hello, Sosoniaf20. Normal spelling is much preferred on ELU. – Edwin Ashworth Oct 24 '15 at 22:08

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